Frozen-mania continues to create excitement with children, and themed merchandise appears just about everywhere we shop (including the Dollar stores!). And there were more little Elsa trick-or-treaters this past Halloween than I could even count. So when I came across this adorable pattern on Ravelry a few months back, I took a deep breath, made the purchase, and ordered enough yarn to make one for each of the 12 little Elsa’s in my life.
It is called “Queen Elsa Hat with Braid” by Ann J. Bacon (cost: $4). Since I loved the sweet combination of the soft blue and glistening white, I went with the recommended yarns, Caron Simply Soft Party and Caron Simply Soft Solids. And although I’m not a big fan of acrylic yarn, I thought is was a great choice for its softness and washability.
Took me a while, but as I gazed at 12 Queen Elsa hats, my heart did a happy dance. So what about the three little Olaf’s in my life?
Couldn’t leave them out. Back to Ravelry, where I located a free pattern called “Frozen Olaf inspired Hat” by Olivia Kent. After a quick review, I decided to blend the two patterns. I used the Elsa pattern as the base hat, added the tooth below the grin, and then used the instructions for the eyes (including brows), nose, mouth and twigs at the top from the Olaf-inspired hat. So cute.
There is still plenty of cold weather ahead, and more than enough time to make one for the kiddies in your life. (note: 15 hats might take you a bit of time 😉
Wishing you warm hugs and very Happy New Year!